the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

world-wide traditions
Spain pipe and tabor players

from the Basque country
Pyrenees border between nothern Spain and south France

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The txistu or chistu is the fipple flute that developed in this area and which has become a symbol for the Basque folk revival.
The first mention of the txistu dates from 1864. [sound here]

Banda de Txistularis Municipal de Pamplona playing in 2001 at the annual Symposium of The Taborers Society
players in San Sebastian, 1920




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